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I am thinking about buying a rotor truing tool but i want one that does not need a truing stand but gets the rotors straight. Is it worth it? My rotors seem to always be out of true and the LBS wants to charge $15 per rotor. Any reccomendations for a rotor truing tool and how much would it cost me? Thanks.
 

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If you use your caliper as a guide and have a small adjustable wrench along with some patience, you should be able to get them fairly true yourself. Morningstar drumstix are nice to use instead of the small adjustable wrench. Personally I went full hog and got the Morningstar RocTec tool, which gets it crazy true. But I like cool tools...
 

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giant alameda rider said:
I am thinking about buying a rotor truing tool but i want one that does not need a truing stand but gets the rotors straight. Is it worth it? My rotors seem to always be out of true and the LBS wants to charge $15 per rotor. Any reccomendations for a rotor truing tool and how much would it cost me? Thanks.
I've trued so many rotors I can't count 'em.

You can use the small gap between pad & rotor to gauge trueness. Throw a white card on the ground and sight through the gap. This does a great job but the Morninstar R2.O.C.Tech does it more hi-tech and with measured accuracy.

An adjustable wrench (a 'clean' one!) does as good a job as any single rotor adjusting tool. The three Morningstar Tool Drumstix do the job quicker and better.

Cost? The R2 Tech is $98 direct from Paul and the 'Stix are 27 bills. Why not buy the stuff and charge your buddies $5 per rotor or for rental? Win-win-win!
 
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